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Feb 1, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Aaron Carroll talks with Dr. Cynthia Brown, medical director of Indiana University’s Clinical Research Center, about the importance of clinical trials and how they work. Dr. Brown shares a behind-the-scenes look at some of the clinical research she has led, including a COVID-19 vaccine trial, as well as how clinical trials have transformed health care and quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis.


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This Healthcare Triage podcast episode is co-sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine, whose mission is to advance health in the state of Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research, and patient care, and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a three way partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, striving to make Indiana a healthier state by empowering research through pilot funding, research education and training. More information on the Indiana CTSI can be found by visiting